The Charlotte Rescue Squad (CVRS) is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is staffed by paid AEMT, Paramedics and volunteer AEMT/EMT/EMRs. We responded to 421 calls in 2017.
All CVRS responses are able to provide advanced life support care. Such care may be provided by Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMTs) and Paramedics who are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Charlotte Rescue. Rescue began offering paramedic coverage in March 2011. We are proud to provide Charlotte residents with paramedic service which delivers the highest level of pre-hospital care available to our citizens.
CVRS is supported by paid staff and active volunteers. Volunteer staff are certified in CPR and contribute as drivers and basic Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) which requires 200 hours of classroom and practical training for certification. New national standards require volunteer EMT members to maintain 72 hours of training hours over a two year period to be eligible for re-certification every two years. The paid staff are AEMTs (an additional 104 classroom hours after the basic certification plus practical training) and Paramedics (1500 hours of classroom and practical training).
CVRS has an outstanding group of volunteer and paid staff. We are always looking for new faces and past members to assist us with our goal of providing emergency medical care, medical transportation and education to the community. We welcome individuals to come to our station for tours and pick up an application. If you ever wondered about or had any interest in emergency medical care or driving an ambulance, we encourage you to stop by or call. We provide all of the training you will need.
For more information on how to volunteer or apply for a per diem position please contact